Salahuddin’s Son Thrashed Inside Tihar Jail

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Srinagar—The Counsel for Shahid Yousuf, the son of Hizbul Mujhadeen Commander Syed Salahuddin who is languishing in high security Tihar Jail of India has produced a ‘blood-stained’ shirt of Shahid before Patiala Court alleging that his client was ruthlessly beaten up by Tamil Nadu Force guarding the Jail Cells of Tihar.

While confirming it, family members told news agency CNS that Shahid was not only abused but mercilessly thrashed by Tamil Nadu Force inside Tihar Jail.

Shahid Yousuf was arrested by NIA (National Investigation Agency) on 24 October this year in alleged funding case. He is currently lodged in Jail number one of India’s Tihar Jail.

The family members said that incident occurred on November 21.

“The Counsel for Shahid was shocked to see his condition when he visited him in Tihar Jail. He informed us that Shahid was beaten to pulp without any reason along with other inmates. Shahid has suffered injuries in his head and shoulder,” the family members said and added that there is a threat to his life in Tihar Jail.

 “He should be shifted to Srinagar Central Jail because he is targeted for being Kashmiri,” they said.

They said that there are visible injury marks on his body. “We were allowed a five minutes meeting with him when he was brought to court today. He looks frail and traumatized.”

Meanwhile, Shahid has moved a bail plea in a court here.

District Judge Poonam Bamba, during the in-camera proceedings, asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to file a reply on his bail plea and listed the matter for December 15 for further hearing.

Shahid, 42, a Jammu and Kashmir government employee, was arrested here on October 24 after he was called for questioning at the NIA headquarters.

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